Use paint to make a room seem larger

Real Estate Agent with Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.

paint can and brushIn the current market with such a large inventory of homes for sale homeowners need to do everything they can to make their home be the one that buyers want.  If you are dealing with a small home it is important to make sure that the rooms appear as large as possible.  One of the most inexpensive ways to make a room look larger is through paint.

We all have heard that lighter paint hues make a room look larger and that dark colors make it look smaller.  However we do not necessarily have to resort to pale colors.  If you do want to use a darker color try covering it with a coat of clear satin polyurethane to add some shine.  Or use white trim with your deeper paint color to give  a crisp feel.

Another thing to do is to make one wall a focal point and paint it in a deep color.  Then paint the other three walls in a lighter neutral tone. 

You can give an illusion of space through painting the room in thin vertical stripes in two similar tones.   Or try a faux finish to give the walls a feeling of depth.

After painting be sure to declutter.  Also surfaces that reflect light such as glass and mirrors can help make a room look larger.

Pam Dent, e-PPRO, SRES
Real Estate III
Charlottesville, VA



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